BECAUSE GOD SHEPHERDS ME

The OT often speaks of God as Israel's shepherd (Psalm 80:1; Ezek. 34:15). In Psalm 23 David personalizes the image. God is not only Israel’s shepherd, he is also David’s shepherd. The original Hebrew says “The Lord shepherds me,” as does the Greek Septuagint. Because God shepherds David, he will lack for nothing. This includes nourishment and refreshment – green pastures and quiet waters -- and … [Read more...]